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The Franciscan Youths (YOUFRA) of Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Feeling triumphant after giving their share to the community. Tree planting and clean up activities are one of the regular activities of these youth to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change following their weekly formation at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. (pia-siquijor/Rizalie Anding Calibo)
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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2012

36 Bohol LGUs earn good governance seal stamp from DILG

by Rey Anthony Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan 7 (PIA) -– Thirty-six (36) out of 47 local government units in Bohol province earned the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently.

The DILG awards the seal to local government units that have satisfactorily shown exemplary transparency and accountability, participation and performance innovation into institutionalized status for better service to their constituents and the country in general.

All LGUS in the country are subjected to the test of good housekeeping. LGUs with exemplary performance in good governance and internal housekeeping which can be gleaned from good planning, sound fiscal management, values transparency and accountability and a good performance monitoring, are awarded the seal, reads the DILG website.

DILG-Bohol Seal of Good Housekeeping focal person Maria Reina Quilas said, these 36 towns now qualify to get grants from the Millennium Challenge Fund for additional resource in their efforts to beat the United Nation’s established millennium development goals.

But for LGUS to earn the seal and qualify for the grant, they must comply with the SGH criteria in key governance performance areas in planning, budgeting, revenue and resource mobilization, fiscal management and budget execution and procurement, Quilas said.

Passing the threshold for these criteria in the third round of evaluations are Tagbilaran City, Alburquerque, Antequera, Baclayon, Bien Unido, Bilar, Buenavista, Calape.

Corella, Danao, Dimiao, Garcia-Hernandez, Getafe, Guindulman, Inabanga, Lila, Loon, Sagbayan, San Isidro, Sevilla, Sikatuna, Talibon, Trinidad, Tubigon and Valencia.

Earlier, the towns of Maribojoc, Catigbian and Balilihan received the awards during the first round of evaluations.

Then, Loboc, Panglao, Dauis, Clarin, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, San Miguel, Jagna and Ubay snagged the awards during the second round of local government performance management system assessments.

Eleven (11) more towns of Bohol hope to get the stamp soon.

The third round of evaluations the DILG had also formally stamp to Bohol Province the Seal of Good Housekeeping, one of the very few provincial governments brandishing the citation, proudly said governor Edgar Chatto last week. (mbcn/rahc/PIA-Bohol)

 
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